# Public Release Items: Mathematics Grade 8

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 Which coordinate plane represents the linear relationship y = 2x + 4? /toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_8_031.xml View scoring information

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 A parallelogram has a side length of 3 centimeters, a height of 2 centimeters, and an angle measure of 35°. Which quadrilateral represents this parallelogram? /toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_8_032.xml View scoring information

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 The diameter of a circular pizza is 16 inches.Step A What is the area of this pizza? Use 3.14 for π. ___________square inches Step B Use what you know about the area of circles to explain how you determined the area of this pizza. Use words, numbers, and/or symbols in your explanation. The owner of the pizza shop says the circular pizza has a greater area than a square pizza with 16-inch sides. Use what you know about the areas of circles and squares to justify whether or not the owner's statement is correct. Use words, numbers, and/or symbols in your justification. /toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_8_033.xml View scoring information

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 The dimensions of a cylindrical apple juice can are shown. The given formula can be used to determine the volume (V) of a cylinder. V = Bh = area of base × height What is the approximate volume of the can? Use 3.14 for π. 113 cubic inches 339 cubic inches 1,064 cubic inches 1,356 cubic inches /toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_8_034.xml View scoring information

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 Weverton Cliffs is a hiking trail in Maryland. This trail is 3 inches long on a map that has a scale of 7½ inches = 15 miles. If Sarah hikes Weverton Cliffs from beginning to end and returns along the same trail, what is the total distance she hikes? 3 miles 6 miles 12 miles 18 miles /toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_8_035.xml View scoring information

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 Which scatter plot shows a positive relationship between the number of homework questions a student completes and the student's test scores? /toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_8_036.xml View scoring information

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 Nina has a bag with 60 pieces of candy. The bag contains 25 red pieces, 11 blue pieces, and 9 green pieces. The remaining pieces are yellow. Nina will randomly pick one piece of candy from the bag. What is the probability this piece will be yellow? /toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_8_037.xml View scoring information

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 Look at this sequence. -90, -83, -76, -69, __, __, __, __, __, __, -20,… What is the ninth term in the sequence? -62 -34 -27 -13 /toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_8_038.xml View scoring information

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 Look at this expression. Step A Simplify the expression. Step B Use what you know about simplifying algebraic expressions to explain how you determined your answer. Use words, numbers, and/or symbols in your explanation. /toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_8_039.xml View scoring information

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 Sondra's candy jar contains 6 peppermint candies, 3 spearmint candies, and 3 wintergreen candies. The first candy Sondra randomly picks from the jar is wintergreen. It is not replaced. What is the probability the second candy she randomly picks from the jar will also be wintergreen? /toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_8_040.xml View scoring information

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 The radius of Earth is approximately 6.37 × 106 meters. Which number is equivalent to 6.37 × 106? 637,000 6,370,000 63,700,000 637,000,000 /toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_8_041.xml View scoring information

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 Which estimate is closest to the square root of 50? 5 6 7 8 /toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_8_042.xml View scoring information